Severe weather is forecast across the middle and lower Mississippi Valley Tuesday afternoon where tornadoes and damaging winds are expected. A strong cold front will track across the Intermountain West accompanied by strong winds, heavy snow and elevated fire weather conditions for portions of the western High Plains with heavy snow likely for Upper Mississippi Valley Tuesday.
Impacted Lanes: I-90, I-80, I-94,
Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 4 PM PST Wednesday afternoon
- Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations between 5 and 9 inches north of Highway 28. In the mountains 10 to 15 inches of snow. Areas south of Highway 28 will see 2 to 4 inches of snow.
- Impacts: Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning commutes will be impacted.
Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 12 PM PST Wednesday afternoon
- Snow expected. Total snow accumulations between 2 and 5 inches. Areas south of I 90 towards Othello and Mattawa will see about an inch of snow.
- Impacts: Plan on slippery road conditions. The Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning commutes will be impacted.
High Wind Warning remains in effect until 6 PM MST this evening
- West winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.
- Impacts: Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM MST this evening
- West winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.
- Impacts: Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs may be blown down. Expect strong crosswinds on area roadways. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
Dense Fog Advisory remains in effect until 9 AM CST this morning
- Visibility one quarter mile or less in dense fog.
- Impacts: Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility.
Flood Advisory remains in effect until 9 AM CST Wednesday morning
- Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.
- Impacts: Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas. Heavy rainfall is expected across portions of southwestern Alabama. Multiple rounds of thunderstorms will produce upwards of three to five inches of rainfall with locally higher totals possible. This may resulting in areas of flash flooding this afternoon through Wednesday morning.
Additional Winter Storm Warnings include but are not limited to: Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan
Additional Winter Weather Advisories include but are not limited to: Idaho, Montana, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin
Additional Wind Advisories include but are not limited to: California, Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana
Additional Flood Advisories include but are not limited to: Mississippi and Louisiana
Additional Dense Fog Advisories include but are not limited to: Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida and Georgia